Hello September, how are you here so quickly?

Time just seems to go too fast doesn’t it?? August was over in such a whirlwind, but for me it was such a beautiful month for so many reasons. I’m actually really sad to see the back of it. August is my birthday month so it’s always a little bit special. But, this month was made all the more special by one huge unexpected surprise…we got engaged! Eeek!

We spent the first part of the month making the most of the gorgeous weather with Evie. We had way to many beach days, yet another trip to our local adventure park and we ate more ice creams than I’d like to count.

The end of the month was even more adventurous. Aitan took me on a childfree whirlwind holiday to Venice, where he ended up popping the question…on the most beautiful gondola ride! I had no idea that he’d planned it all for a while. I have to say, I’m now in a little bubble of happiness that I hope stays around for a long, long time.

A Few Of Our Favourite Scenes

I managed to get lots of footage of our months adventures and just like last month I’ve put them together in a short video for the new linky I am in love with called ‘Snapshots & Scenes’.

A Few Of Our Favourite Snapshots

I’ve captured so many beautiful moments this month, it was so hard to only share a few.

Snapshots & Scenes September

This first photo is from my new monthly series called ‘Her & Me‘. and is probably my favourite ever photo of Evie and I.

Snapshots & Scenes September

Look closely at the ice-cream in this second photo. It is in fact chocolate just in the shape of ice-cream! How clever is that? It was sent to us by a delicious chocolate maker called ‘Choc On Choc’. You can find more about it in the ‘Little Loves‘ post I shared last week.

Snapshots & Scenes September

I absolutely adore this third photo of my hometown, St. Ives. Believe me, on a rainy day it does look so crappy here. But on a sunny day like above, you really do have to pinch yourselves sometimes and check that you didn’t hop on a plane to somewhere more exotic. If you’re ever coming to St. Ives, do check out my post on how to spend 24 hours here!

Snapshots & Scenes September

‘Paradise Park’ is just around the corner from our house. It’s a bird sanctuary plus farm plus funpark and has huge indoor and outdoor zones. It’s Evie’s favourite place in the world at the moment.

Snapshots & Scenes September

We have a season pass so get to come regularly and I have to say…these play slides have made her fearless. She does all of them, but the ‘Big Red’, by herself.

Snapshots & Scenes September

I managed to capture so many beautiful photos of Venice, it was so hard not to share them all. I will have a little blog post of our time there coming up soon. If you can’t wait though check out my post from last year when I got to spend ‘24 Hours In Venice‘ with Evie.

Snapshots & Scenes September

Unfortunately my camera got dust on it and the majority of my pictures from Venice, and especially of our day trip to the most vibrant and colourful ‘Burano’, are blurry like this one below. Now I know there must be some amazing technical person that knows how to fix this in an editing suite.

Snapshots & Scenes September

If any of you do know how to ‘fix the blur’ please, please, please let me know in the comments below and hopefully I can save most of my photos.

‘Snapshots & Scenes’ is the brain child of a few of my favourite bloggers. The idea behind it is that you make a short video of your best memories from the month, using the pictures and videos that would never normally see the light of day.  This is a linky I’m going to be joining in with every month. I think it’s such a lovely way to look back and see what you’ve done with your whole year. If you want to join in with ‘Snapshots & Scenes’ too, make sure you visit one of the hosts Kerri-AnnHayleyJennyAmberSara-JayneMariaMel & Chloe.

What do you think of our months adventures? What have you been up to for the summer holidays? Let me know in the comments below!



  1. Emma
    September 6, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Paradise Park is aces, I love taking Jenson there. I’m crap at the slides though – when I get to the top of the stairs I want to be sick so he has to do those with his dad!

    • September 7, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Haha that’s why Evie does the slides solo. I’m too much of a fraidy cat! It is brilliant there. We’ve been taking her since she was small and every time she experiences it so differently and loves a new element of it. x

  2. Leslie Rickerby
    September 6, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Congratulations on your engagement. That picture 3rd up from bottom is lovely with the gondolas. and I love the way Evie made the bird follow the cup hahaha

    • September 7, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much Leslie! We love that picture so much too. Haha the birds are supposed to land on you but she wasn’t quite brave enough to hold one this time. 😀

  3. Sarah (theparentingtrials)
    September 7, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Congrats on the engagment hun… looks like you made full use of the beautiful weather this summer. The photos as always are stunning 😊

    • September 7, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Awww thank you so much Sarah!! 😀 We really did make full use. x

  4. five little doves
    September 7, 2017 / 9:56 am

    What gorgeous photos! I love how vibrant they all are and how they capture such lovely memories for you!

    • September 7, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much! 😀 It was such a lovely month. x

  5. Jon
    September 7, 2017 / 10:46 am

    What lovely pictures! I can’t believe how blue the sea looks behind you, it’s never like that in Norfolk lol

    • September 7, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you so much Jon! The sea in some parts of Cornwall looks so exotic when the sun catches it. It’s not like this everywhere, but this is one of those magical places. 😀 x

  6. Holly - Little Pickle's Mom
    September 7, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Ahh congratulations the engagement! SUPER EXCITING. And I can’t believe that ice cream isn’t actually ice cream – I would not have guessed that! Lovely, lovely photos – and I’m afraid I don’t know how to fix the blur but it reminds me that I need to invest in some camera cleaning equipment!

    • September 7, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much Holly! I’m in such a little bubble of happiness at the moment. Haha the ice cream is so believable isn’t it? I definitely need to invest in camera cleaning equipment too. 🙁 So gutted. x

  7. Emma
    September 7, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, congratulations! Such a romantic way to pop the question. It sounds like you had a lovely month, the photo of your little one with the ice cream is so adorable!

    • September 7, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you so much Emma. It was so romantic. My emotions were all over the place. I hope you had a lovely August as well! 😀 x

  8. Kara
    September 8, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Huge congratulations on your engagement. Venice looks stunning, I would love to visit one day. Looks like you had an amazing summer

  9. Baby Isabella and Dawn
    September 8, 2017 / 11:20 am

    What beautiful snapshots! Congratulations on your engagement – now you have all the wedding planning to look forward too! x

  10. Leta
    September 8, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Looks like you had a great month. Congratulations on your engagement!

  11. jenny
    September 8, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I love how bright and beautiful your photos are babes. So lovely to see your summer. Love the outfit in the last photo too. Gorgeous lady!!! Off to watch your video adventures and love this project and looking forward to it moving forward and involving. #snapshotsandscenes

  12. Maria Belfort
    September 8, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    HUGE congratulations lovely, such fabulous news! So happy seeing you joining Snapshots & Scenes – I loved watching your video, so full of wonderful memories and gorgeous snaps of Venice – if you hadn’t mentioned the dust I really wouldn’t have noticed 🙂 x #snapshotsandscenes

  13. Anosa
    September 9, 2017 / 11:28 am

    Aww, congratulations on your engagement! You also had an amazing time, that is so nice! I love how you enjoy it! I’ll be looking forward on your wedding!

  14. DJT @ Thinking Thrifty
    September 9, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Incredible pictures, what camera do you use? It looks like you guys have had a lot of fun this last month!

  15. Kerri-Ann
    September 10, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Gorgeous video, it’s so lovely to have you joining in each month and yay congratulations on your engagement. Loved your red dress! And those birds, how blooming cure X #SnapshotsandScenes

  16. Nadia
    September 10, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    I so want to go back to Venice! Love the Ice cream shot, too. What wonderful photos all around xx

  17. Stephanie
    September 11, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Ah I love the video, some lovely moments captured. We were thinking about visiting Venice, and how cool is that ice cream!

  18. Rebecca Smith
    September 12, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Oh sweetie, I saw your minute vlog it was gorgeous, your little one is adorable. Congrats btw xxx

  19. Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)
    September 25, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    You got engaged! Congratulations : ) We are also doing the marriage after children thing and currently in the midst of wedding planning. Ah Venice looks lovely, I need to go! Have been wanting to visit Burano for ages.

  20. Hannah
    October 1, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Lovely post! and congrats on the engagement 🙂

  21. Mel
    October 5, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Congratulations on your engagement!! I absolutely love your photos: they are so vibrant and full of happiness. I miss Summer!!! Thanks for joining in with #SnapshotsandScenes. If you have something to link for the past month, we’re now live 🙂

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